Borisov S.N.1, Onishko V.V.2, Borisova N.V.3, Popova O.N.1, Borisov A.S.1, Iakovlev I.K.1 2020. Northern limits of distribution and migration strategy of the dragonfly Sympetrum fonscolombii (Selys, 1840) (Odonata, Libellulidae) in Russia // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.19. No.6: 322–328 [in English].

1 Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Frunze Str. 11, Novosibirsk 630091 Russia. E-mail:

2 GAU Moscow Zoo, Department of Herpetology, Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Str. 1, Moscow 123242 Russia. E-mail:

3 Nature Reserve «Prisurskiy», Lesnoi Poselok 9, Cheboksary 428034 Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/euroasentj.19.6.05

ABSTRACT. The northern limits of distribution and development in the territory of the Russian Federation are outlined for the migratory dragonfly Sympetrum fonscolombii. In the European part, the species is distributed north up to 56° N, but in the Ural and Western Siberia, its range is limited to 55° N by the forest-steppe zone. The easternmost point of the range is in South Primorye (42°47' N). Dragonflies of the first generation (immigrants) were recorded from April 19 to July 25. The development of the summer generation is known in two places — in Chelyabinsk (53°39' N) and Novosibirsk (54°33' N) oblasts. It is assumed that immigrants arrive to the Ural and Western Siberia in the spring-summer period from the regions of South-West Asia located south of 36° N.

KEY WORDS: Sympetrum fonscolombii, distribution in Russia, northern limits of the range, migrations, immigrants, summer generation.

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